(USA TODAY) Now this is no joke: funnyman Adam Sandler says he was attacked by a cheetah on a recent trip to Africa with his family - and he has the video footage to prove it.
The Grown Ups 2 star described the fearful encounter to David Letterman during an appearance on his late-night show Wednesday. Sandler, 46, says that while on the private safari, a guide told him he could feed the cheetahs.
"This is a true story ... there were very nice people at this place, and let me in with the cheetah and the owner said I could feed the cheetah water with my hands. So I did it, and something went a little bit wrong," he told Letterman.
The video footage shows Sandler reaching down into a pool of water with his hands cupped, and then a cheetah lunging at the actor's back. The animal was quickly pulled off.
"What happened was, they said, 'You were not supposed to bend that low with water.'"
"I was very nervous," says Sandler. "It was fast. ... I had a stiff neck at the time, so when he jumped on me, I was like, 'Oh, my neck.' ... And when he jumped on me, all I was going to let him do was eat me. I wasn't going to fight back!"
Quite a scare!
Cindy Clark, USA TODAY